Driving to the moon.


Here’s to old, faithful cars.

My 1995 Nissan Sentra hit the 250,000 mile mark just after midnight. She’s done good. Never cost me more than about $250 for any given repair over these 17 years. Took me back and forth to grad school in the Midwest and back. Slept in her a couple of nights.

She’s leaky in the trunk, pokey on hills, losing her ceiling upholstery, making a clunky noise in the rear axle, won’t play or eject back the cassette in the player or play FM stations or maintain consistent volume on the AM ones, sometimes cuts off at stoplights when I run the A/C for the first time in a while, has a big ol’ crack in her windshield, two missing hubcaps, not-quite-functional brake lights and taped-up headlights.

But at least 363 days of the year, she gets me from point A to point B with zero hassles and doesn’t cost more than $40 to fill her tank (when gas prices are under $4 per gallon). She’s truly a testament to the faithfulness of God.

(Now I just need her to hang in there for another several months while I get my moneys in order for the next ride.)

Hear me, baby? Hold together…


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